headspace

Alice Springs

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Alice Springs provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services to young people 12-25 years old, for mental health, alcohol and other drugs counselling and a Doctors clinic for physical and sexual health.

headspace values the opinions of young people by seeking feedback from the Youth Advisory Group on how we do things to make sure we are aware of what issues are happening locally for young people in Alice Springs. If you want to be a part of YAG call us for an info pack!

How to access headspace
Young people are welcome to self-refer, that means you don't need to see any other services first, just call us to book an appointment. A friend or family member can call for you.

If you already see another service they can refer you using the forms below.

To book an appointment please contact us.

Referral to headspace   - Word document

Referral to headspace - PDF 

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Alice Springs is operated by Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. All headspace centres are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Northern Territory (Health Network NT).

Services

Sexual Health Clinic

Services could include: provision of contraception and advice, testing, support, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections(STI) HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis vaccination for Hepatitis and HPV, pregnancy testing and referral.

Doctor (GP)

GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Youth Reference Group

A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Mental Health Services

Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Sexual Health Services

Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Work & Study Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

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More information

Medicare

____   If you don’t have a Medicare card our adminastration staff can help point you in the right direction.

____  Alternatively you can go online at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/medicare-card to sign yourself up if you are eligible.

____   If you are on your parent’s/legal guardian’s Medicare card and you are 15 years or older you can apply for your own Medicare card at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent. While you may want to discuss this with your parents/legal guardian it is ultimately something you can choose to do without their consent.

_____If you are not eligible for a Medicare card, headspace Alice Springs can assist to see what options are available to you. This may include referrals to other services or support being provided

 

While You Wait Option

Options for while you are waiting to see someone

At headspace Alice Springs we endeavour to allocate you to a clinician as soon as possible. Most people wait one to two weeks at most but at times it can take a little bit longer. If you are on the waitlist we will contact you via phone on a weekly basis to see how you are going.

If you feel your condition has changed, you are concerned about how you are feeling, want to check in with us or that you can’t any wait any longer for support – please contact us on 08 8958 4544 or drop by to headspace Alice Springs at 5/5 Hartley St.

If you feel at risk of hurting yourself, please call 000 or present to the Alice Springs Emergency Department

 

Some of the options available to you while you are waiting are:

-       eheadspace

  • Online support and chat. Including anonymous group sessions
    • https://www.eheadspace.org.au/
    • Options for while you are waiting to see someone

      At headspace Alice Springs we endeavour to allocate you to a clinician as soon as possible. Most people wait one to two weeks at most but at times it can take a little bit longer. If you are on the waitlist we will contact you via phone on a weekly basis to see how you are going.

      If you feel your condition has changed, you are concerned about how you are feeling, want to check in with us or that you can’t any wait any longer for support – please contact us on 08 8958 4544 or drop by to headspace Alice Springs at 5/5 Hartley St.

      If you feel at risk of hurting yourself, please call 000 or present to the Alice Springs Emergency Department

       

      Some of the options available to you while you are waiting are:

      -       eheadspace

       

      • 1800 650 890
        • Free telephone counselling and support

       

      -       Lifeline

       

      • Support number available 24/7
        • 13 11 14

       

      -        Kids Helpline

       

      • Free Phone Counselling (24/7)
        • 1800 55 1800 (usually quicker than the Webchat)

       

      -       Beyond Blue

      • Support form a mental health professional

 

  • 1800 650 890
    • Free telephone counselling and support

 

-       Lifeline

 

  • Support number available 24/7
    • 13 11 14

 

-        Kids Helpline

 

  • Free Phone Counselling (24/7)
    • 1800 55 1800 (usually quicker than the Webchat
    •      Beyond Blue
  • Support form a mental health professional
  •  

    • Free phone support (24/7 - cost of local call)
      • 1400 22 4636

     

    -       Mensline

     

    • Free Phone Counselling (24/7)
      • 1300 78 99 78

    These options are listed on our website as well!

    https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/alice-springs/

How to make an appointment?

Its easy!! you can ring us yourself or get a friend or family member to call for you!

Just call us on 8958 4544

Walk in to make your appointment - 5/5 Hartley St

email - headspace.reception@caac.org.au

 

we just need your full name, date of birth and phone number.

we are an appointment only service

 

YOUTH ADVISORY GROUP (YAG)

Are you 12 - 25 years old? and living in Alice Springs? 

Do you want to get involved with the local community of Alice Springs?

Want to plan and run youth events?

Do you want your voice heard about local issues effecting young people?

YAG is for you!!!

The headspace Alice Springs Young Advisory Group meets twice per month, this is where we discuss ideas and plan events.
sometimes events are after school or on the weekends, we provide snacks at the meetings.



Role description for more information about being a YAG member!

Role description with images FINAL2.

 

If you want to apply, download your application forms here - WORD Document             PDF for printing

Return your form via email neily.oconnell@caac.org.au
Drop it off - headspace Alice Springs,  5/5 Hartley Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
Post - PO Box 1604, Alice Springs NT 0870

any questions - (08) 8958 4544 or 0439 022 812

Have your Say - Survey

We want to know what you think about headspace Alice Springs?

At headspace Alice Springs we value your opinion, with the help of the headspace youth advisory group to make our service suit your needs and remains youth friendly space!!

This survey will only take a few minutes - SURVEY